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Amazon Ranks Kingston as Top 10 Most Romantic City

Amazon Ranks Kingston as Top 10 Most Romantic City

| 2016/02/02

Once again, Amazon has recognized Kingston as one of Canada’s Top 10 Most Romantic Cities. Its seventh annual ranking by was determined by compiling a year’s worth of data from the purchases of items that include romance novels and relationships books, romantic comedies, Amazon’s sexual wellness store, jewelry sales, and romantic music. Victoria, BC was [...]

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Nurses Want Attacks to Stop, Patients Criminally Charged

Nurses Want Attacks to Stop, Patients Criminally Charged

| 2016/01/28

All 150 registered practical nurses (RPNs) from across Ontario, who attending a conference on violence this week at the Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront (pictured), reported that they have been assaulted at work. They point to underfunding that leaves staff vulnerable to increased patient aggression. And nurses say there is a gender bias in new provincial [...]

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Students Camp in Library to Send 3rd World Kids to School

Students Camp in Library to Send 3rd World Kids to School

| 2016/01/25

Eleventh year for the Queen’s University “Live-In for Literacy” campaign

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Popular Owl Hoot & Coyote Howl Hike Returns

Popular Owl Hoot & Coyote Howl Hike Returns

| 2016/01/19

Local families are being invited to learn about two of the most “mysterious winter forest residents” as part of the CRCA Owl Hoot & Coyote Howl Hike. The event takes place at 6:30 pm on Saturday, January 23 at the Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area. Since these animals are quite shy and stealthy, organizers say [...]

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Kingston Volunteers Sought for City Committee Positions

Kingston Volunteers Sought for City Committee Positions

| 2016/01/10

The City of Kingston is seeking advice from local citizens who are interested in local history and heritage conservation or in housing and homelessness. Seven committee positions are available to be filled with Heritage Kingston and another position has opened with the housing and homelessness advisory committee. “Becoming a member of a committee offers residents [...]

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Join the K-Town Countdown this New Year’s Eve

Join the K-Town Countdown this New Year’s Eve

| 2015/12/27

Kingston celebrates New Year’s Eve with the K-Town Countdown:  free community activities in and around the Rogers K-Rock Centre – ending with fireworks over Confederation Basin at the family-friendly hour of 9 p.m. The K-Town Countdown starts at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31 at Rogers K-Rock Centre, 1 The Tragically Hip Way. It’s  the [...]

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Springer Market Square Rink is Open

Springer Market Square Rink is Open

| 2015/12/20

The ice on the Springer Market Square rink is ready for action! Skating in the Square is free from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily all winter long weather-permitting. Accessible public washrooms, a change/warming area and small lockers (bring your own lock) are available in the lower Market Wing of City Hall via the north [...]

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Tree of Hope Reaches Toy Target, Cash Donations Still Needed

Tree of Hope Reaches Toy Target, Cash Donations Still Needed

| 2015/12/14

The Tree of Hope campaign, one of Southeastern Ontario’s oldest Christmas appeals, reports it has filled nearly all of the Christmas gift wishes for nearly 900 people in Kingston, Napanee, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington. However, the campaign is still critically short on donations of money and big ticket items, especially new baby cribs, according to [...]

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City Lists Ways to Welcome Refugee Families to Kingston

City Lists Ways to Welcome Refugee Families to Kingston

| 2015/12/11

If you’re one of the many people interested in refugee settlement, there are many ways to help. Sponsor a family For general information about the federal government’s private sponsorship of refugees program visit their website. For local information and supports in sponsoring refugees, contact Kingston Community Health Centre’s Immigrant services at refugee@kchc.ca or 613-544-4661. Make [...]

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Toys for Tickets Collects 269 Toys for Kingston Children

Toys for Tickets Collects 269 Toys for Kingston Children

| 2015/12/08

The 2015 Toys for Tickets program has collected 269 toys, representing $2,710 in parking fines. Kingston motorists were allowed to pay their parking fines with toys again this year on December 3 and 4. The toys, now under the tree at City Hall’s Payment Centre, will be distributed to children over the holidays. The annual program, which [...]

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